Snacks

vegan and plant-based recipes and snack ideas

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

These Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are kid friendly and easy to make.  You can make them up to a couple of days before, keep in the fridge and pull out for an after school snack, or throw in a lunch box.  Eat the pizza dippers now, or save to […]

 
Italian Roasted Chickpeas in the Dish

Italian Roasted Chickpeas (Oil- Free)

Roasted Chickpeas are a nutty little snack that is actually good for you! This Italian Roasted Chickpeas recipe is a spin-off from my super versatile Italian Marinated Chickpeas recipe. You can use those tasty little marinated tidbits in salads, on pizza, or as a filler  ingredient in other recipes such […]

 
Brownie Batter Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Brownie Batter Hummus

You might think you are eating brownie batter – but surprise, you are really eating hummus – made with black beans! This black bean brownie batter hummus is vegan, oil-free, and plant-based.  This dessert hummus is made with black beans  (of course!)  peanut butter, agave, tahini, and cocoa powder. Black […]

 
Cookie Dough Hummus

Cookie Dough Hummus

What?  Cookie dough for lunch?  This cookie dough hummus is made with garbanzo beans, is vegan, oil free, and plant based – so yes, it’s actually somewhat good for you!  In fact, you don’t even have to “sneak” it into your kids’ lunch boxes in order to get them to […]

 
Tofu Sausage Crumbles

Sausage Tofu Crumbles (Vegan)

This recipe for  Vegan Sausage Tofu Crumbles only looks and tastes like sausage. It is 100%  plant-based and oil free too!  When tofu is pressed and seasoned, it takes on the flavor of any seasoning or spice you mix in with it.  The Sausage Tofu Crumbles are light enough in […]

 
Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles

Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles

These savory Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles are perfect as a topping for avocado toast, potatoes or other vegetable dishes.  Though they are for savory dishes, they have a pop of sweet/tart from the dried cranberries.  They are vegan, oil-free,  and whole food plant-based. To make these Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles […]

 
Avocado Toast with Seasonings

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast – a gift from the millennials! Recently we were having breakfast with friends and avocado toast was on the menu.  I’ll just point out that the four of us sitting at that breakfast table were decidedly NOT millennials.  My husband and I – the crazy vegans – were […]

 
three brownies on a plate with a dish of ice cream in the background

Vegan Brownie Hack with Duncan Hines Brownie Mix

Can you make vegan brownies from a mix?  Yes, you can! Just choose the right mix and use an egg replacer. Follow this recipe for the vegan brownie mix hack using a Duncan Hines Brownie mix and a combination of aquafaba (garbanzo bean juice), Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, and […]

 
Loaded Nacho Potatoes

Loaded Nacho Potatoes (Plant-Based and Vegan)

These plant-based Loaded Nacho Potatoes are great for when you want a hearty nacho plate but don’t want to deal with the oily processed chips.  They use my Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges as the base. You’ll want to grab that recipe here. You’ll also want to grab my Vegan […]

 
crispy oven baked potatoes

Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges

These oven baked potato wedges, made without oil, are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.  The secret is pre-boiling the cut potatoes till almost fork tender, then giving them a flour/seasoning toss before baking in the oven.     Start by cutting your potatoes in a wedge […]

 
Vegan Nachos

Loaded Nachos (Vegan)

  This Loaded Nachos (Vegan)  recipe is a hearty dish that can be used as a main course or can be shared with friends and makes for a great party dish! (Please note that you must disclose  that this recipe contains nuts if you serve to others.) These loaded vegan […]

 
Taco Tofu Crumbles

Tofu Taco Crumbles

Tofu has a certain kind of magic – it has the ability to turn into any flavor you ask of it!  This is certainly true with these Tofu Taco Crumbles. You can use them as an accompaniment in almost any vegetable-based Mexican dish. I top my Loaded Nachos and Loaded […]